Meet the interns: Kara Gloe hopes to foster good with Luther Hall/Abound Counseling internship

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

Even though summer internships at LSSND don’t look like they usually do, we are still fortunate to have a group of amazing interns who are quickly adapting to new ways to gain valuable career experience by completing their internships.

The first intern we are featuring this summer is Kara Gloe, a master’s student at Tulane University and a Moorhead Area Public Schools Board Member.

Internship area: Luther Hall/Abound Counseling

School and year: Tulane University, Master of Social Work program, second semester

Hometown: Fort Pierre, S.D.

Hobbies: Play with my children and spending time with my family, (pre-COVID-19) hanging out with friends, local politics

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite book: His Dark Materials novel series

Favorite movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

Favorite TV show: Pose on FX network.

Favorite place to go: Ao Nong, Krabi, Thailand. In 2010, right after we were married, my husband and I moved to Thailand and lived there for two years. We taught English to elementary school children. Our oldest daughter was born while we lived there, so she has a pretty fun origin story.

Can you tell us a little bit about the nature of your internship/what a typical week is like?

I am shadowing therapists and taking the lead with one client under the direction of one of the other therapists. I regularly sit in on sessions with five Luther Hall residents, and I lead sessions with one. I also help execute group therapy. Before the end of the semester, I will plan a few group therapy sessions as well. I am reading a lot of peer-reviewed articles regarding trauma, mental health, psychiatric residential treatment facilities and adolescents.

Why I’m interning at LSSND: Abound Counseling was the best part of serving as a foster parent.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far in your internship?

Boundaries are love. As a parent, I know how much children need boundaries, and learning to implement and enforce them with these kiddos is just as important.

Goals for this internship: Learn as much as I can and help as much as I can.

Other goals: Reform the foster care system.

Compiled by Micayla Bitz

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